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May 2017
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Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail over M-66
Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail over M-66
Continental Provides Welcoming Gateway to Ionia, Michigan

When the 125-mile long Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail was expanded by an additional 17 miles, a safe crossing for pedestrians was needed over the five-lane M-66 highway below. A custom Connector® style, combined with a Tied Arch, Continental® Pedestrian Truss was selected as the best solution. The structure, which serves as a welcoming gateway into Ionia's downtown area, was painted "Bulldog Blue" in honor of Ionia High School's color and features color-changing LED lights. 

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Bucks County Justice Center
Bucks County Justice Center
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Filterra Treats Stormwater, Meets Pollutant Removal Requirements

During construction of a new justice center in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a stormwater solution was needed. A Filterra bioretention system was selected as the best solution to treat stormwater at the site for its pollutant removal capabilities and aesthetics.

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Herbert Hoover Dike Reconstruction
Herbert Hoover Dike Reconstruction
Canal Point, Florida
DuroMaxx Improves Water Management System
As part of the recent effort to improve the water management system at Herbert Hoover Dike, a cost-effective yet long term solution for the bypass system was needed. Ultimately, DuroMaxx® steel reinforced polyethylene (SRPE) was selected as the best option.
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Retaining Walls
Allegheny Mineral Mine 24 Crushing Station
Allegheny's Mine 24 Crushing Station
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Keystone Retaining Wall Has Fortifying Role in Rock-Crushing Operation
Keystone Compac® III was the retaining wall solution of choice for a new crushing station at an Allegheny Mineral Corp. limestone quarry. This SRW system combines tall wall structural integrity and the capacity to handle the 200-ton off-highway trucks loaded with rock.
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Hard Armor
Fowler Park Dam Rehabilitation
Fowler Park Dam Rehabilitation
Terre Haute, Indiana
Armorflex Provides "Green" Spillway Solution
After major flooding in the area, a new spillway was constructed utilizing ArmorFlex® Class 40T Tapered Mattresses. Selected for its ability to pass the overtopping design event, ArmorFlex provided a green solution at the historical setting.
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Pipe Solutions Blog
Quick Guide to Joint Types for Sewers and Drainage - Part I
  Quick Guide to Joint Types for Sewers and Drainage - Part I

There are a whole lot of different types of pipes and pipe joints used in the civil engineering industry. This blog will focus on those associated with sanitary sewer, storm sewer and drainage applications, while answering the following questions. What are the different ratings? How are they defined? How are they quantified or tested? 

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Stormwater Blog
Sizing Considerations for Stormwater Filtration Systems
  Sizing Considerations for Stormwater Filtration Systems
  This blog post looks at the three methods used to determine the specific quantity of filter cartridges or filter media - flow-based design, volume-based design, or mass-load design. All three options offer different benefits and limitations. Careful consideration and proper application of all three methods ensure the optimal design.
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Good News for the Construction Industry - Dodge Momentum Index Shows Continued Growth
The Dodge Momentum Index has now risen for six consecutive months, signaling the potential for increased construction activity in 2017.
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Upcoming Events
Contech will be participating in the following events, and we invite you to visit us!
EWRI 17 in Sacramento, California - May 21-25
Water Environment Federation: Collections - May 21-24 , Booth #300
Wind Power 17 in Anaheim, California - May 22-25, Booth #2473
Society of American Military Engineers Joint Engineer Training Conference in Columbus, Ohio - May 23-25, Booth #1008
International Bridge Conference in National Harbor, Maryland - June 5-8, Booth #424
ASHE 2017 National Conference in New York, New York - June 15-16, Booth #206

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